If your ACT score didn't live up to your score on the practice test you took at home, then this might be another reason to retake. For most students, taking the test at least twice is a good idea.
Did you know over half of the students who retake the test score better than they did on the first test. No matter when you decide to retake the ACT, remember that colleges only consider your highest score, although they will have access to all your previous scores. New in 2020, the ACT will now allow you to retake specific sections of the test instead of taking the entire test. You can now sign up to only retake one or two sections of the ACT again.
Certainly, this means more studying and going through the stress of test-taking, but it is often worth it. Going into the test a second time, you have a better idea of what to expect and have more direct experience with taking the actual test. Plus, it doesn’t cost you anything! Your Talent Search advisor can provide you a fee waiver which will cover the cost of retaking the test two additional times. I encourage you to review the upcoming test dates and schedule your test now. This will give you time to study, test and then determine if you want to schedule a retake.
Most importantly, at a minimum, an ACT score of 25 should qualify you for lower-level scholarship money. Full ride scholarships are offered at many colleges and universities to students with an ACT score in the 32-36 range along with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Who doesn’t like FREE MONEY?